Maternal Education, Fertility, and Child Survival in Comoros.

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  • Author(s): Oyekale AS;Oyekale AS; Maselwa TC; Maselwa TC
  • Source:
    International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health [Int J Environ Res Public Health] 2018 Dec 10; Vol. 15 (12). Date of Electronic Publication: 2018 Dec 10.
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Language:
    English
  • Additional Information
    • Source:
      Publisher: MDPI Country of Publication: Switzerland NLM ID: 101238455 Publication Model: Electronic Cited Medium: Internet ISSN: 1660-4601 (Electronic) Linking ISSN: 16604601 NLM ISO Abbreviation: Int J Environ Res Public Health Subsets: MEDLINE
    • Publication Information:
      Original Publication: Basel : MDPI, c2004-
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      Reduction in child mortality is a demographic progress of significant socioeconomic development relevance in Africa. This paper analyzed the effect of maternal education and fertility on child survival in the Islands of Comoros. The 2012 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data were used. A two-stage probit regression method was used for data analysis. The results showed that about 75% of the children's mothers had given birth to between one and five children, while more than half did not have any form of formal education. The results of the two-stage probit regression showed that while child survival reduced significantly (p < 0.05) with the age of the heads of households, residence in the Ngazidja region, being born as twins, mother's number of business trips, and number of marital unions, it increased with maternal education, fertility, male household headship, and the child being breastfed immediately after birth. It was concluded that efforts to enhance maternal education would reduce child mortality. It is also critical to promote child breastfeeding among women, while regional characteristics promoting differences in child mortality in Comoros Islands should be properly addressed with keen focus on the Ngazidja region.
    • Contributed Indexing:
      Keywords: Comoros*; child survival*; education*; fertility*
    • Publication Date:
      Date Created: 20181215 Date Completed: 20190215 Latest Revision: 20190618
    • Publication Date:
      20190618
    • Accession Number:
      10.3390/ijerph15122814
    • Accession Number:
      30544762
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      OYEKALE, A. S.; MASELWA, T. C. Maternal Education, Fertility, and Child Survival in Comoros. International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health, [s. l.], v. 15, n. 12, 2018. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 18 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Oyekale AS, Maselwa TC. Maternal Education, Fertility, and Child Survival in Comoros. International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health. 2018;15(12). doi:10.3390/ijerph15122814.
    • APA:
      Oyekale, A. S., & Maselwa, T. C. (2018). Maternal Education, Fertility, and Child Survival in Comoros. International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health, 15(12). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15122814
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Oyekale, Abayomi Samuel, and Thonaeng Charity Maselwa. 2018. “Maternal Education, Fertility, and Child Survival in Comoros.” International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health 15 (12). doi:10.3390/ijerph15122814.
    • Harvard:
      Oyekale, A. S. and Maselwa, T. C. (2018) ‘Maternal Education, Fertility, and Child Survival in Comoros’, International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health, 15(12). doi: 10.3390/ijerph15122814.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Oyekale, AS & Maselwa, TC 2018, ‘Maternal Education, Fertility, and Child Survival in Comoros’, International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health, vol. 15, no. 12, viewed 18 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Oyekale, Abayomi Samuel, and Thonaeng Charity Maselwa. “Maternal Education, Fertility, and Child Survival in Comoros.” International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health, vol. 15, no. 12, Dec. 2018. EBSCOhost, doi:10.3390/ijerph15122814.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Oyekale, Abayomi Samuel, and Thonaeng Charity Maselwa. “Maternal Education, Fertility, and Child Survival in Comoros.” International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health 15, no. 12 (December 10, 2018). doi:10.3390/ijerph15122814.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Oyekale AS, Maselwa TC. Maternal Education, Fertility, and Child Survival in Comoros. International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health [Internet]. 2018 Dec 10 [cited 2019 Oct 18];15(12). Available from: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=mdc&AN=30544762&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912